|View single post by Huw Griffiths|
|Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 03:42 pm||
Thanks for the helpful comments.
As you might have guessed, I've been doing some reading about steam trams (hence the stuff about the Locomotives Acts of 1861 and 1865). In fact, I quite enjoy this research stuff (and it comes a lot cheaper than messing up kits - but that's something I'm going to have to do sometime).
Thanks also for the kit suggestions. They look right up my street - I think I might be looking out for places in the UK that sell them.
I've also wondered about the Airfix "London B Type Bus" kit - as the basis for a railmotor (in a similar vein to Shefflex, Tartary, Verney or Irish NG). Not viable at present, as the kits aren't in the shops - but they re-release them every so often, so I'll keep my eyes open.
In case you're wondering why I've heard of the French companies, I'm currently re-reading this book:
The Light Railway Railcar in Western Europe by WJK Davies ( Plateway Press - ISBN 1 871980 52 6 )
There'd be enough ideas in this book to keep me quiet for decades. I particularly like the scale drawings.
Rather neatly, it also brings us back to that lovely restored railmotor earlier in the thread.